Coronavirus Case Update: Sept. 28, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 2,908 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday to bring the cumulative number of cases in the state to 151,802, as well as 4,746 total deaths – up 12 since Friday. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 156,826 total cases – up 2,623 from Friday – and 8,107 deaths, up 26.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 3,095 cases – up 42 over the weekend – with 489 hospitalizations and 281 deaths. Mahoning County Public Health reports 3,050 cases as Friday. Mahoning County Public Health reports 3,091 cases as of Monday.

The ODH reports 1,916 cases in Trumbull County – up 33 from Friday – with 345 hospitalizations and 132 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,940 positive cases – 11 new cases – along with 219 hospitalizations and 80 deaths.

Mahoning and Trumbull counties are rated Yellow in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System. Yellow indicates active exposure and spread. Columbiana County is rated Orange, with increased exposure and spread.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 143,281 are confirmed. ODH reported 8,521 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 15,307 hospitalizations and 3,261 intensive care admissions, as well as 4,746 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,444 confirmed deaths and another 302 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 975.

The state reports a presumed 130,859 Ohioans have recovered after testing positive. Presumed recovered is defined as cases with a symptom onset date of greater than 21 days prior who are not deceased, according to the ODH website.

Thus far, Ohio has conducted 3,097,655 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 154,203 total cases, with 481 people hospitalized with 64 on ventilators. The commonwealth reported 8,107 COVID-related deaths thus far. Of the cases reported, 151,944 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,855,491 were reported negative. With positive cases, 82% have recovered (If a case has not been reported as a death and it is more than 30 days past the date of their first positive test or onset of symptoms, then the person is considered recovered, according to the health department’s website).

Mercer County has 735 total cases – up 15 over the weekend – and 17 deaths with 11,798 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 533 total cases – up 23 from Friday – and 23 deaths, as well as 7,644 negative tests.

The figures are updated daily by the Ohio Department of Health at 2 p.m. and Pennsylvania Department of Health at noon.

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